Wayne Flynt is Professor Emeritus in the Department of History at Auburn University. He has won numerous teaching awards and been a Distinguished University Professor for many years. His research focuses on Southern culture, Alabama politics, Southern religion, education reform, and poverty. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Online Encyclopedia of Alabama.
Professor Flynt has written 11 books that focus largely on the historical, economic and social fabric of Alabama, including Poor But Proud: Alabama’s Poor Whites (1990), and he co-wrote Alabama: A History of a Deep South State, both of which were nominated for Pulitzer Prizes. He is editor-in-chief of the online Encyclopedia of Alabama, a partnership of Auburn University and the Alabama Humanities Foundation.